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The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Old 08-23-11, 03:40 PM
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The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Posted this in the Announcements thread, but figured it deserved it's own thread.

From Elite's website:
Two campers in the New Jersey woods have their outdoor fun interrupted by the arrival of a meteorite crashing nearby. They go to investigate the crater, but are suddenly attacked and devoured by alien parasites who have hitched a ride to Earth. After finishing off the campers, the hungry space monsters head for a nearby town, where they make their domain in the basement of an old house soon begin polishing off one hapless inhabitant after another. Four young teenagers, plus one pre-teen boy, try to find a way to stop the angry space monsters before they reproduce and literally eat humanity.

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Commentary, still gallery, casting footage, gag reel, theatrical trailer & TV spot, enhanced opening scene, television review footage and more!
I watched this during the Horror Challenge a couple of years ago and enjoyed it. Super low-budget independent filmmaking, but the creatures themselves were pretty cool, if heavily indebted to Alien. The film also had a welcome sense of humor, which is almost a necessity when making a regional, ultra-cheap flick like this. I hope this means we can expect more from the nearly-defunct Elite in the future, though the majority of their releases have been discontinued. Looks like all of the extras from the Synapse disc are included. There's an informative chapter on The Deadly Spawn in Stephen Thrower's essential Nightmare USA book.
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re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

This is awesome! I've never seen it but have been meaning to for quite a while so I'm okay that I've waited so long now.
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re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Very unexpected. I enjoyed the film as well, despite the fact that it is VERY low budget and could've probably been a stronger effort with a little more $$$.

I prefer Synapse's cover.
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re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

hideous cover and what a spoiler
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re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
I prefer Synapse's cover.
As do I, but I think the German cover is the best, as it's taken from the US poster art:

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re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Unexpected is an understatement. Glad it's coming though.
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re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Originally Posted by NoirFan
the creatures themselves were pretty cool, if heavily indebted to Alien.
Just came across this ad:



Apparently the alternate cash-in title was the invention of the distributors. Wouldn't be the first time...
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re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

I was not a fan of this film.
Spoiler:
Plus the really attractive girl was like the first one killed. Major mistake.
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re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

I still can't believe that this film played at a drive-in near me. I was born a decade too late.
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re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

This is a fun little flick. I haven't seen it in a couple years and for the right price I'd pick it up.

Side note: The monster in TerrorVision always reminded me of The Deadly Spawn creature bred with a Critter. Love 80s creature design.
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<iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/agtrqXBfiE4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

"What...the fuck was that?"

Precisely!
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saw this theatrically last year.... it was amazing.
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re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Originally Posted by jrsl76
I was not a fan of this film.
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Plus the really attractive girl was like the first one killed. Major mistake.
Agree with your spoiler, but I love, love, love, love, love, love, love The Deadly Spawn. Can't wait for the BD.
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re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Love this film, and am very glad it will be coming to Blu. However, I'm not expecting much picture quality improvememt over the excellent DVD, since this film was a very low budget effort shot entirely on 16 mm. So, unless it is VERY cheap, there simply won't be that much incentive for me to upgrade.
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re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Originally Posted by zyzzle
However, I'm not expecting much picture quality improvememt over the excellent DVD, since this film was a very low budget effort shot entirely on 16 mm.
Blu-ray can work wonders on low-budget 16mm films though - look at Evil Dead.
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re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

The pre-order is up on Amazon, but the release date has now been pushed back to 1/24/12.
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Posted on Blu-ray.com--

Hi. I'm the producer/owner of The Deadly Spawn. I moved the rights to Elite because Synapse was not interested in releasing it as a Blu-Ray. Don is a friend and we had a good run with it on DVD. I found a bunch more cool supp items and included them in this version. The quality is what's there. We shot on about 2 dozen different 16mm film stocks, not all top quality. Even with the modern technology it's hard to remove grain and scratches...unless you want to spend a small fortune. lol...eventually someone will make a $50 million dollar remake!
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re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

i hope it's really fucking hard to remove that grain...so hard that they don't even bother doing it.
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Yeah, I was a bit worried by that statement. We shall see...
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re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Some clarification:

Yes...as you said...“cleanup of dirt and scratches is nice, maybe even a light grain filtering”...that's exactly what's being done. Nothing too drastic. The tests I saw were nice. No, it's not soft.
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re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Delayed until 2/7.
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Looks like it was delayed again. Got a email from amazing asking if I wanted to keep my preorder or cancel.
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

.... or Not.


Just got a shipping confirmation.
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Re: The Deadly Spawn - 2/7/12

Me too.

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